1. Design and Commissioning of Simulators for the Indian Railway Signaling System (for both Single Line and Double Line Operation)
Sponsoring Agency: Konkan Railway Institute of Staff Training (KRIST) Duration: 2007-09
Task Undertaken: Design and Fabrication of simulators to train railway personnel on the Indian Railway Signaling system. This work involved the design of a simulator (in Java) that could the actions of the signaling system prevalent on the Indian railways and design of a panels (with a microcontroller interface) that is a replica of the signaling panel in the Station master’s office. These panels (separate for single line and double line operations) were interfaced to a computer running the simulator. This allows the trainee to be trained on the system to handle all kinds of tasks usually encountered while regulating railway traffic. It is use in the Konkan Railway Institute of Staff Training since 2009. This system was built with the help of enthusiastic and concrete contributions of our undergraduate students (ECE, EE) from the 2005-09 batch. We heartily thank them for this wonderful work which has possibly contributed to safer travel on the Indian Railway network because of better training offered to their Signaling and Operating staff.
2. Technical Consultancy during procurement of Currency Note sorting machines to Public Sector Banks (2009 - ).
Sponsoring Agencies: Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank, Vijaya Bank
Task Undertaken: In this consultancy work we have served as an advisor and technical expert to leading public sector banks during the procurement of machines for currency note processing and fake note detection. In the course of this work, we have assisted the banks in the drafting of tender documents, examination of the received bids and also developed testing procedures to test the speed, repeatability and fake note detection capabilities of these machines. We assist the banks in ensuring that the currency note sorting machines being procured by them for use in their currency chests/ branches meet the requirements set forth for these machines by the Reserve bank of India (RBI) and are capable of working consistently and reliably.